Bake for impact & Gluten-free Quinoa Oats Breakfast Bites

Until some years ago I used to do small bake sale fundraisers, alone with my super-small 18 litre oven. And I was happy. I would barely raise any funds – but I could raise awareness. And that was enough. It is still enough. After being able to bake with a community of generous bakers, who…

Chemicals or Calories & a bit about Natural Sweeteners

On 5th August, Sunday, I did a knowledge sharing session at the Small Bites Children Dental Clinic  The session covered aspects of how to explore the route to using natural and healthy forms of sweeteners. The focus when we speak about healthy eating in present times should link up to counting the Chemicals, not the Calories….

Happy Mondays and Eggless Wholewheat Baked Empanadas

And Monday was closed with a bang ! The Wholewheat Empanadas that I packed for my son’s snack were a hit with not just him but also his friends 🙂 He has come back with requests for more of them and soon. What a lovely and healthy tiffin snack option this is – will upload…

Taking your kids along & Oats-Buckwheat Granola Bars !

About 10 days ago I had the community meetup for Ovenderful Mom Bakers Community which is a 23,000 member healthy baking community that I started in November 2014. As with most events, I almost always take my little ones along. My son has been at many events, presentations, client meetings with me. And now so…

Of Sons and Daughters, and Gluten-free Seed Cookies

Some weeks ago we were standing outside a shop in a market at Chandigarh. A lady (who I suppose believes in the power of small talk) came over with her grand daughter and asked me if the baby in my lap was my son or daughter. I replied that it was my daughter. Her response…

3 Reasons – Healthy Cupcakes and Sharing them with kids

3 reasons why we should distribute healthy cupcakes to kids to give a moment of joy when the poverty that surrounds them cannot be removed with just one baked good ? Well, there are more than 3 and very good ones at. Here is #Why1 – Because look back on your own childhood. What do you…

Experimental baking & Gluten-free Walnut-crusted Baked Fish Fillets

There is a lot of scepticism when it comes to unusual , different , experimental flavours in baking. Especially if you have those in the traditional bakes – the cakes, the cookies, the pies and tarts, the breads. And because I am a healthy and inclusive #baker a lot of my baked stuff is viewed in the…

Places that bring tears & Baked Vegan Cutlet

Sometimes there are places that bring tears to your eyes when they are being spoken about – tears of joy, of memories, of belonging, of streets known, of hidden bylanes unknown. Do you have such a place that means that to you? For me it is the place where there once sat a vendor selling…